Singularity awareness

From: Joshua Fox (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2006 - 07:50:19 MDT

Anyone want to venture a guess on the public awareness of the
Singularity in, say, 2010 or 2015?

I'm wondering if the Singularity will
(1) remain the province of a few hundred or a few thousand
super-technologically-aware types (like, e.g., hints of possibilities
for faster-than-light spaceflight today);
(2) or spread into the awareness of hundreds of thousands or millions of
educated people (like, e.g. private space travel or nanotech today);
(3) or become a major social issue followed by tens or hundreds of
millions (like, e.g., genetically engineered food or nuclear power today).

Any thoughts?


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